Reviews

Reviews about interesting gadgets, gear, mobile technology and lifestyle products.

mophie speedport 120 4-port GaN wall charger travel kit review – your best travel companion

REVIEW – While I love wireless charging, wired charging is faster and more efficient. And larger devices don’t usually have wireless charging options. I posted a news item about this unit as soon as I saw it because it scratches an itch for me. I like to be able to go anywhere and have the …

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Kaiweets EH-8 Carbon Dioxide Detector review – Oh! See your surrounding’s CO2!

REVIEW – Lightheaded? Unexplained headache? Feeling nauseous? Irritable? Tired? Sure, it could be the leftover taco you had for lunch, but it might be because the carbon dioxide levels in the room are high. Want to find out? If yes, have a look at Kaiweet’s EH-8 Carbon Dioxide Detector. What is it? The Kaiweets EH-8 …

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Synido LiveMix Solo USB Mixer Audio Interface Bundle review – gives you everything you need to start creating content

REVIEW – Sound mixers are an old idea, but digital technologies have made them both smaller and less expensive. Synido has just released two new mixers for personal use: the LiveMix solo and the LiveMix duet. The Solo has a single XLR mic input and a single instrument input, whereas the Duet has two XLR …

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Platin Monaco 5.1.2 wireless surround sound wireless speaker system review – even more immersive than the Monaco 5.1

REVIEW – 6 months ago, I packed up my wonderful Bowers & Wilkins 607 speakers I used for music and TV sound ( along with a subwoofer and two Audioengine speakers for surround) and replaced them with the Platin Monaco 5.1 wireless surround sound speaker system. The Monaco 5.1 is a complete surround sound system—in …

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Unitek GaN 100W 4-port charger review – prioritized power for portable paraphernalia!

REVIEW – Because gallium nitride (GaN) has greater energy efficiency and power density than silicon, it has permitted smaller, higher capacity power adapters than had been previously possible. I have a Unitek GaN charger that supplies a total of 90W out of 4 ports or 100W out of one. Read on to see what I think! …

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Lion Energy Lion TREK Portable Solar Generator review – Portable power supply with LiFePO4 and 150W AC

REVIEW – Every year I travel to South America, and each time I am there it is very obvious that frequent blackouts are a normal part of life in that part of the world. My issue is usually the discomfort that I experience when the power goes out during the night and my CPAP machine …

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Redkey P8 Cordless Stick Vacuum review – Maximum power in compact form!

REVIEW – Spending more time at home due to my new(ish) hybrid work schedule has had a few interesting repercussions. One of which is how often my small apartment requires cleaning now. It seems I am constantly tidying up, washing dishes, and vacuuming. Having a powerful, compact vacuum makes at least one part of these …

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TCL Tab 10 5G Android tablet review – a nice tablet for a nice price

TCL Tab 10 5G

REVIEW – Tablets have become ubiquitous – some people use them for all their computing work, others use them as an additional computing device, on the go or around the house for various tasks, others just use them to watch or read content. Whatever your use, if you want a good tablet at an affordable …

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Sunmaki 316 1800w induction cooktop review – Better cooking with magnets

REVIEW – Cooking with magnets.  It almost conjures up an image of Wylie E. Coyote and a huge Acme magnet trying again to capture and fricassee that roadrunner.  We’re going for something a little more civilized and will be looking at the Sunmaki 316 portable induction cooktop.  No coyotes or roadrunners were injured in the …

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Swytch Electric Bike Conversion Kit review – The best e-bike is the one you already have (with this kit!)

REVIEW – I previously reviewed a bike conversion kit from Swytch late in 2019. It was a well-thought-through system that converted your existing bicycle into a pedal-assist e-bike. I was very impressed at the time and so three years later when they announced a new and updated version, I was keen to find out exactly …

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mophie snap+ multi-device travel charger review – power all your devices wherever you go

mophie snap+ multi-device travel charger

REVIEW – Charging on the go while traveling, at the office, or even at a coffee shop can be a real pain. You need separate chargers, multiple types of cables, and finding enough power outlets can be a problem, too. Chargers with multiple USB-A and USB-C outlets are nice, but you still need to keep …

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